We only use natural fibre mono-materials that are biodegradable or can be recycled if needed: 100% organic cotton, 100% organic Linen, 100% Tencel, and 100% wool work as our stable mono material textiles.
If you check the label of the clothing you own, there is a high chance that the fabric is vowen or knitted with a blend of different fabric fibres, for example a mix of cotton and polyester. One of the biggest challenges when it comes to textile recycling, is to find ways to separate fibre blends so the different fibres can be recycled in their different systems.
A t-shirt composed by 99% cotton and 1% spandex cannot today be recycled into new material, instead it often ends up as landfill or being burnt in a thermal power station. This is why we are creating a dogma for ourselves around using mono-materials only: materials that consist of 100% one type of fibre, instead of a blend. It is possible to recycle a garment made out of one single type of fibre, as opposed to separating several types of fibres in a material.
Due to lack of technology and systems, very few garments are being recycled today unfortunately. But there are many initiatives working on solutions and processes to develop more effective ways to recycle textile fibres from worn out garments. One of them being the EU initiative “Environmental Project No 2129”, where 6 EU Member States have agreed to establish systems for the separate collection of textiles by January 1st, 2025, and thereby contribute to a more circular economy in textiles.
We believe that recycling fibres from worn out garments will be a predominant source of raw material for clothes making in the future, and that 100% pure materials will be - if not the only way possible, then at least the easiest and least resource demanding way possible, to make this happen.
Our design approach is to create evergreen garments, that you will want to treasure and keep, and we hope that our garments will stay with you or that they will be worth passing on. But if the garment should perish, at least products using pure fibre materials will be possible to recycle.